Events

An Audience with Victoria Hislop

23 June 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Ivy, London

Semple Secrets with Victoria Hislop

Every two minutes, one more person is diagnosed and starts treatment for leprosy. It is curable, but many people who are not diagnosed early are permanently disabled and may not be able to work. We are an international charity fighting disease, poverty and prejudice. We work in some of the poorest regions of India and Bangladesh, focussing on people affected by some of the world’s oldest and most neglected diseases.

To celebrate our 90th anniversary Semple Secrets have arranged a special event in aid of Lepra on Monday 23rd June at the exclusive club at the Ivy restaurant in London. On the night Maggie will be in conversation with Lepra ambassador and best selling author of The Island, Victoria Hislop. Maggie Semple OBE is a fashion writer and publisher and holds regular Semple Secrets events with inspiring women from a diverse range of industries.


On the night Maggie will be in conversation with our ambassador and best-selling author of The Island, Victoria Hislop. 

The Island, which held the number one slot in the Sunday Times paperback charts for eight consecutive weeks, is an enthralling story of dreams and desires, of secrets desperately hidden, and of leprosy’s touch on an unforgettable family.

We would like you to join us at this exclusive event but there are a limited number of spaces so hurry and book now.

Tickets cost £50 and includes drinks, canapes and raffle ticket.

Monday 23rd June 2014 18:30 - 20:30

The Club at The Ivy, 1-5 West St,
London WC2H 9NQ
For further details please email 90years@lepra.org.uk 
or call Gayle Gover on +44 (0)1206 216733